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the attorneys general of maryland and virginia joined 15 other states in asking the website to block its adult services section. today they got results. darcy spencer joins us in the studio now with more on this story. darcie? >> maryland's attorney general told me craigslist needed to take this action. it's a site where kids can trade be baseball cards, you can buy a couch and engauge in prostitution. and that's just wrong. when you go on the popular website craigslist, one feature is now gone, where he used to be able to click on adult services, it now says sensored. >> this is what we asked them to do. this is what we asked them to do. this is not a gray area. craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> craigslist removed the adult services section from the site two weeks after attorneys general from across the country demanded its removal. maryland attorney general is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering an online brothel. >> on craigslist, there were literally women for sale. there was an online brothel going on. we
still a few 50s on the map. mar martinsburg, west virginia, 57. andrews air force base 58. 64 degrees now in la plata, may maryland. a gradual increase in clds will ce our way duri the course of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride.
88 to the live camera out there. coming from that part of virginia in to dc. volume is picking up. good morning on the outer loop we are seeing volume building between university and georgia by all lanes remain open. route 4, route 5 and 30 in maryland lacking good no incidents or accidents to report. an in dc inbound new york avenue is filling out between bladensburg and the times building. >>> here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama heads to fairfax, virginia this afternoon he will meet with a family there. he will lead a discussion on the economy. the man accused of trying to employee up an international flight last christmas goes back to court. a judge is expected to set a trial date. defense lawyers are trying to reach a plea feel. >>> a new traffic pattern is in place on the 14th street bridge. the left most lane is closed. this is part of ongoing work on the bridge. expect it to be in place for eight weeks. >>> also happening today, a lot of people will be wearing that purr gundy and gold. maybe you should throw some on, too, to sell operate the redski
the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect prosecutors to charge his client with at least one murder and three to four attempted murder charges. >>> a virginia w
alert for drivers in virginia. major changes will take effect at one of the busiest sberks in ties -- sberks in -- intersections in tysons corner. natasha barrett is waiting to update us. >> there are a lot of changes going on here. i drive through this area a lot. i went to the redskins game, and i saw the big sign, and i thought, what's going on here? we're talking about the area near international drive in tysons corner. this area has been under construction for so long, we have all been dealing with it. here's another change. it basically affects the ramp off camebridge road. route 123, going in the direction of reston and wolf trap, that's shut down. the new exit is off 123 to the frontage road. this is because of the ongoing issues of building the metro out here in the depul dulles area. get this -- it started friday night. you will notice the change come -- this morning coming in and out of the area. the change goes all the way through the end of this year. live from tysons corner, natasha barrett, abc news. >>> it is easier to get to interstate 95 in northern virginia. the
in virginia and ohio. >>> on thursday, a woman is expected to be executed in virginia. the first woman to be put to death in virginia in a century. rebecca cooper has the story. >> is it the wrongful execution of a woman? >> the death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst, and she is not close to that. >> or did she carefully plot the death of her husband and step son? >> i can say she is one of the most evil people there is. >> mcdonald says he remains convinced lewis acted in cold blood planning to collect insurance money by having her boyfriend, even going through her husband's pockets while he lay diing. >> i would tell the governor, if i were to speak to him, these are people i love very much. >> her defense attorney would say she is a victim herself of an evil boyfriend. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation herself and she was an easy mark. >> if someone is close to mental retardation, they are not subject to the death penalty. . >>> police were responding to a domestic dispute call when a man with a rifle opened fire on officers. the man, identified as 28-year-ol
, a campus alert in virginia. the school where students say they want to carry concealed weapons. >> a local gathering tonight involving the controversy of the protest of the burning of the koran. >>> intense reactions to a florida pastor's plans to burn the koran on september 11 are surfacing in our region. >> it has led to outrage from the obama administration and every corner of the country. members of the muslim community in silver spring feel the same way. jay korff has the new reaction. >> tonight, the muslims met with members of other faiths to talk about the koran and dispel myths about a holy text that one religious leader in florida plants to burn. pastor terry jones has about 50 members in his congregation, but right now the message from his pulpit is commanding a worldwide audience. >> our burning of the koran is drawing attention that something is wrong. >> he plans on burning copies of the islamic holy text saturday, the anniversary of the september 11 attacks come his way of protesting radicalism. >> i think what sometimes escape the news media, we have also received quite a b
prosecutors in 17 states, including virginia and maryland, asked the classified website to block it. darcy spencer has more on the change that many are applauding. >> reporter: when you go on craigsli craigslist, one hefeature is go. >> this is the right thing to do. this is not a gray area. what was happening was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exp
at the radar, it is raining really hard. they are getting wind driven heavy rains from virginia beach down to nags head. those areas of yellow and orange, the center of circulation of earl is just about 40 or 50 miles to the east of hatteras. but the heavy rains are coming in inland and slamming the beach area there. our local radar not showing rain here but there are a few sprinkles in the northern neck of virginia and bay. some of the rain will be arriving into ocean city in the next hour. and earl, here's the wide view continues to advance to the north. it's a category 2 storm. the winds have decreased since yesterday morning at this time but still a powerful storm moving north-northeast at 16. it will take it up towards new england. closer view of the track showing it will be further out to sea. there's still going to be enough tropical storm force winds, maybe 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts at ocean city later today. we'll have temperatures climbing in the mid to upper 90s. and breezy tomorrow near 80. looks like a great labor day weekend. how's the traffic? >> we're starting you off wi
inches to 5 inches of rain in virginia. we have more on that in a little bit. >>> a mystery in maryland tonight. police are trying to figure out why someone slashed the tires of more than 30 vehicles. many of them were the same make and the same color. this happened near the golden mile in frederick. that is where jake joins us. >> i am actually standing by one of the 31 vehicles a that was vandalized. as you can see, the front right tire was slashed. we will now go back to the backside of the vehicle. this is one of the reasons why there are so many are outraged at the austell city -- at the audacity of this. most vehicles were work vehicles. in many cases, they got two tires. >> summit in with their radar and when they did it, especially when you hit 31 vehicles. >> they tried to ruin my whole day, to be honest with you. >> they cannot believe that someone would have the gall to mess not only with their tires, but with also their livelihood. >> i unfortunately, you are looking at a day off work. >> late saturday night and into early sunday morning, someone slashed the tires on 31 neig
in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute. we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftersh
showers moving south to north across easternest virginia, virginia, maryland, the district of columbia. the heaviest rains where you see the areas of yellow on t eastern shore and north and east of washington, etern howard county getting the heaviest showers. elsewhee, scattered lig showers around the region. right now low to mid-60s parts of west virginia. and on the etern shore, low 70s. northern neck, near 70. more rain on the way. more showers coming south. conveyor belt moisture off the gulf of mechanics will bring in showers and perhaps song storms late this afternoon, overnight into tomorrow morning. individual storms could produce damaging winds tonight, into tomorrow morning. highs around 70. tomorrow we should make it to near 80. might get another passing shower on thursday. how is the monday commute? >> already getting quite busy volumewise. through green belt, that's a you have to worry about. inner loop and outer loop incident free. b.w. parkway, police on the scene dealing with those. interstate 66, lanes are open. a little activity to the far right side as you pass 123 s
in this case sometime soon. in largo,darcy spencer, "news4 today." >>> a vigil will be held in lorton, virginia tonight to remember a mother and her two young children killed in a townhouse fire. 4 yeerld alean anderson and her sons suffered from smoke inhalation and burns. the children were 3 and 5 years old. a neighbor believes candles started the blaze since the townhouse didn't have electricity. it will take place near the family's home. >>> the investigation continues in manassas as officials try to figure out what cause ad massive fi that destroyed several homes thursday. fast-moving flames destroyed three houses and damaged five who are. some sidents are critical of the home's construction but fire officials that investigated there say there were no structural violations. >> when they were building them, these things are just too close together. >> my husband told me, no, the houses are too close together. >> ese houses were built exactly according to code at the time that they were built. >> sprinklers and reinforced fire walls were built there. >>>obberies across fairfax county have be
>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
-- drivers in virginia. get ready for changes in tyson's corner. more with these changes and how it will affect you, nash nash. -- natasha barrett. >> good morning, lisa. i have to admit, i didn't know about the changes near the mall. there was a big orange sign that surprised me. it was good it was late and no one was behind me because i had to figure out my way around to get home. so this morning will be interesting for a lot of you driving in the tyson's corner area in virginia. what is affected is the ramp in the direction going to reston and wolf trap. anyone who knows tyson's corner or lives or works in the area knows about the traffic here and it is a mess. that is due to the metro project going on in this area. here are the changes happening now. it is the ramp from 123 to westbound route 7 in the tyson's corner area. there is a new exit out here from route 123 to the frontage road all for the ongoing construction for this major dulles metrorail project. it is going from this fri friday night -- it is going from this friday night until the end of the year. live from tyso
the official cause of this fire. we're live tonight in lorton, virginia. backstudio. >> all right. >>> a navy seal with ties to our area has been kild in the war in afghanistan. >> there are more revelations about a white house battle over the war's exit strategy. we begin with jane watrel. >> reporter: the silver spring native was o of nine service members killed in ablack hawk crash on tuesday. lieutenant looney was a navy seal and a 2007 graduate of the naval academy. he was in nation special war fafrl he was always 1999 graduat of dematha catholic high school where he played football. he switched to lacrosse a navy and played on that team with his two brothers. and he was a standout. this afternoon, his high school footll coach told news4, he was devastated by the news of his death. he was scheduled to return to dematha to talk to students there. >> he was a great student athlete. three years on the varsity football team. a two-year starter. a senior, his co-captain. the type of young man who would do anything you asked him to do and then some. he was always trying to do the right thing a
. >> maryland looks great, virginia, too. the entire region. run through the numbers for you. these are for maryland and numbers will get cooler in to tomorrow. but what a great way to start the day. start in the 40s in garrett county and deep creek lake. you can see how the numbers improve somewhat. i think we will be struggling in more to see an 80-degree mark. it is possible. one or two may be with us but the numbers are fantastic. as with look at the next couple of days, tomorrow will be even a couple of degrees cooler than today. and we have sunshine to boot. absolutely delightful. angie, how about the maryland roads? >> a traffic alert that comes from upper marlboro. thank you, tom. right now the report of the accident is at ritchie-marlboro road. please be careful heading that way. now live to colesville road where it meets university. tracking the head lates. they are moving at speed. and here's 355 and shady grove. lanes are open for business at this intersection here. it is 6:10. 9 news now will be back after these messages. you could switch for great gas mileage or
prince william parkway, all the way to the mixing bowl, looking good in virginia. maryland, good morning to you as we check our maps, route 4, rout 5 and 30 , zooming in an not seeing years here. let's go back outside an check our live camera here. this time on the outer loop from 95 to georgia. looking good. no problems op the inner loop as well at inbound new york avenue in dc. no problems throughout the district. back to angie. >>> if you are a redskins fan this morning and you have not heard it is time to celebrate. washington opening the 2010 regular season by winning a nail biter last night against the cowboys. here's how it ended. romo threw what would have been the winning touchdown as time ran out, but one of his lineman was called for holding redskins orakpo. day owens has reaction from fedex field. >> 101st first cowboys reskins game. wow! what can you say? it went down to the final play of the game. and when the smoke cleared, he red -- the redskins had a hard- fought victory. >> very pleased with our team. heck of a job when you move the bam ball like we did on offense it is
, hagersto hagerstown. chilly morning in the 40s in the valley. fog western maryland, west virginia. over the fog the sky is beginning to clear out. as the day progresses the fog will dissipate. increasing sunshine. mostly sunny for the primary election day tomorrow. on wednesday, again, up near 80 with sunshine, low humidity. could get more much needed rain on thursday. jerry, how is the monday commute now? >> watch out for the fog. but certainly not an issue in town. a new traffic pattern to tell you about. 395 north bound, 14th street bridge. far left lane is taken away. this is i think the fifth phase. it's the left lane closed up. veer a little bit to the right. you can exit to the g.w. parkway. you start to lose the left lane. three lanes will get you by. everybody is doing it within fine fashion. see if that's the case elsewhere this morning. making a trip along 66. tom mentioned the fog. saw some out in manassas. a truck dumped a bunch of gravel. how are we doing on the rail? fine. two delays, camden 841 and 843. under ten minutes each. joe? >> all right. jerry, thanks so much. >>
attacks, five of them deadly. stretching all the way from michigan to leesburg, virginia. he could face life in prison without parole. >>> is wrestling coach in fairfax county is accused of possessing child pornography. he was taken into custody after being involved in a traffic accident. he now faces 10 counts of possessing child pornography. he works as a wrestling official, and judging middle and high school matches in the region. >>> we had a major traffic alert. the traffic situation is about to get worse in the already congested tyson's corner area. fairfax county bureau chief is there life and will explain what is going on. >> this is one of the biggest injunctions in all of northern virginia. now it has changed today. a lot of people are trying to get used to it. instead of going down a major road, they are taking a road that looks like an accent. when it comes to doing business in tyson's corner these days, it is all about what the time saved. they are rerouting traffic. >> if you want to go southern, you have to time where you want to go and allow time. >> making deliveries ar
. this is what we need. this is what we've been waiting for. some locations like was virginia have been in the worst drought and we expect 3.5 inches over the next 36 hours. the rain is moving from the southwest to northeast. the light green is persistent rain. that is around the beltway and around the interstate 81 corridor. in prince george's county is very have downpours, the yellow and red. down towards upper marlboro, of to the north and east. this is fantastic. this is what we want to see. more showers down to the south getting ready to push to the north. we are in the 60's on the way to the mid to upper 70's becoming muggy. late-day storms could become severe. >>> accident on the of the beltway. after connecticut avenue, all the way to rockville pike. great picture of the beltway at new hampshire. wet roads with light volume. no problems to or from the american legion bridge. let's look at traffic in virginia. the rain is going to affect your commute this morning. it will take you longer to get there. >> thank you. >>> we began with breaking news from landover. police are searchi
the toll road. looking at a 10 to 15-minute delay still. for virginia drivers, moving south onion 395, jammed up, as well. washington boulevard past duke over to the mixing bowl and south backlick to triangle. it is top and go all the way but no accidents out there. that's the good news. back to you. >>> in tonight's consumer alert, more fees from your bank to replace the fees that they can't charge you anymore, thanks to a new law. i know. if you are a bank of america customer, you better read the pamphlet they sent you. don't toss it out. starting soon you will have to pay dollars to get a paper statement, $3 to see images of cancelled statements if you want to see them on that statement. $12 if you deposit a check and it doesn't clear and expect monthly maintenance fees and minimum balance requirements too. by the way, you can avoid some of the charges by banking on- line. >>> one robber is probably wishing he picked a different victim after the person turn the knife on him and attacked. it happened in oklahoma city yesterday. police say 34-year-old donald billby confronted a pregn
was actually paul warren pardus, age 50 of arlington, virginia. they say he pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot the physician in the stomach. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room and mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: fox news and the baltimore sun are identifying the wounded physician as david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. >> he was talking and everything like that and i mean he looked -- he appears to be fine to me. >> reporter: meantime nobody knew for certain what was happening inside room 873. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> reporter: the crisis was over around 1:30. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and that his mother was also unresponsive in her bed. >> reporter: police calling it a murder suicide. now the alleged gunman's mother has been identified as jean davis, not sure
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation th
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
. cooler temperatures of to the west. 45 in elkins, west virginia. 65 at reagan national airport. it's beginning to clear to the west. 84 degrees this afternoon and breezy. we will get an update, or commute with lisa baden. >>> northbound 95 coming out of stafford, stay to the left. northbound 95 car fire under control and garrison googled. equipment is on the scene. novis on 66. on 66.no problems no problems out of southern maryland. route 5 and route 4 looking good. >>> a developing story from fairfax county. one person is dead after a possible home invasion late last night along the 6800 block of field master drive. courtney robinson is live in springfield with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the man was found shot to death. this is a quiet neighborhood on a quiet street in orange hunt. officers are preparing to clear the scene. there is still crime tape up. officers believe this was a possible home invasion. they got a call around 10:00 then last night. it is not known if anyone is in custody. we do not believe this was a random act. they believe it was targeted. there
easy. kim, thanks so much. still to come on news 4 today, virginia tech fans are probably more than just a bit down this morning. hokies lost another game this weekend. this was a lost no one saw coming. hakim dermish has the highlights in this morning's sports. >>> good morning, everyone. james madison head coach matthews said this week, it's kind of comical to think you're going to go down there and beat them. yesterday matthews and the dukes went to blacksburg and beat 13-ranked virginia tech. they got paid for it, too. the hokies reportedly paid james madison $400,000. now, if you're not familiar, it's a common practice for the larger school to pay the smaller school for travel expenses. what's not common, when the small schools beats up on the big school. and pay attention to this, kids. first quarter, hokies on offense. rain coming down. no problem for tie rod taylor. taylor is smooth. finds boykin for a nine yard touchdown. virginia tech takes a 7-0 lead. looking good early on for the hokies. second quarter, here comes matthews and the dukes. out to sullivan. he makes somethi
a colesville and finally in virginia good news to wrap this up. no accidents reported on 95, 395, 66 is slow between 50 and 123. it is 6:01. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. supreme court justice elena kagan meets with her colleagues for the first time. the nine justices will decide which cases to take up in their new term. it begins on monday. >>> new ramps are open at the telegraph road interchange. watch for the signs to guide you. the ramps are opening two months ahead of schedule. >>> and nearly four years after they were approved by voters, maryland's first slot parlor opens in perryville off of 95 in cecil county. the parlor is opening this morning at 8:00. three days ahead of schedule. >>> also this morning, new security measures are put in to place at a busy metro station and it could affect your morning commute. you will see the changes today at the pentagon metro station on the blue and yellow line. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> good morning, kristin. >> good morning. these changes are going to
.wusa9.com. a lot of people are enjoy can the labor day holiday weekend. many virginia dmv employees got to work. they will be processing driver's license applications that piled up during the past week when the state's computer system failed. dmv says it has just over 400 employees on duty at all of its customer service locations across the state this weekend, and in this area, alexandria, leesburg, woodbridge will be open tomorrow from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. and monday from 8:00 until noon. still ahead on 9 news now, no let up on the violence in afghanistan this weekend. we will have an update ton latest attack. >>> and sky -- on the latest attack. >>> and a sky diving plane with tourists on board goes down. we will have details next. >> in new zealand a sky diving plane crashed killing all nine people on board just 90 miles from christchurch. four were tourists from ireland, evening, germany and australia. the pilot and four crew members also died. cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> in afghanistan, three people are dead and nearly a dozen others hurt when a suicide bomber ra
they are morning as part of education nation. among the topics, the state of d.c.'s schools. today, virginia transportation officials are hoping two new ramps will be a welcome change for commuters who use the wilson bridge. >>> and this morning, redskins' coaches will be studying just went wrong in st. louis after a loss to the rams. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara rrison. it's monday, september 27th, 2010. and we begin this morng with the much-needed rain and the possibility of some storms later today. tom kierein is here now with the forecast. tom? >> yeah. came in yesterday. we've had some occasional showers since then. and this morning, we did get a bit of a respite in the last hour or so, but now more rain is beginning to return. as we look a the radar in the last three hours, one wave of rain came early this morning in pennsylvania, but here comes another wave moving in. there's one are of very heavy rain crossing into central montgomery county heading to the north rapidly and continuing to move awa you see the
in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car sa
night. >> thank you. >>> in springfield, virginia, a couple neighbors had a disagreement over a speed bump and now one has ended up dead and the other may have been the murderer. pat collins has our rort. >> reporter: this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another man who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed bump on field master drive. and how an argument over this hump could have led to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all of us hear. on all of us. he watched our house if we would go away. he would know to check the papers and stuff like that. just a great guy. >> reporter: neighbors say a short time ago the victim lobbied the state government put the speed bump on the road in front of his house. they say some people didn't like the bump. they say david patton who lived up the street really didn't like it. that he would drive past carr's house and honk his horn in protest. june 11th, it escalated. there was an altercation, police say, between car and patton here in an argument. carr charged patton with assault. that was june 11th. july 11th, au
as it was a few hours ago. want to mention a hurricane watch has now been extended for the virginia coastline up to just south and east of ocean city. let's get to local weather. we are mild. 77degrees. humidity, 64%. winds are out of the south and west at five miles per hour. pressure down a little bit. this area of happen that has been giving us the heat starting to break down. winds will shift a little bit today. this will be the last day of extreme heat as we get into tomorrow and particularly friday. things will start to cool off a little bit as earl approaches here. one more hot afternoon. 95degrees. only a code orange air quality. that is a little better than yesterday. >> earl will cool things down for us toward the end of the week. >> the cool front will cool us down. more on that in a minute. >> okay. >> let's get a look at traffic with lauren demarco. >> right now, light volume helping us out. can you take a live look out there at 66 courtesy of trafficland as you head inbound. no problems through manassas approaching route 50 fair oaks. we have reports of a disabled vehicle blocking
's virginia virginia on that side, point of rocks, maryland on that side. it is barely cast deep right here. now, this is still enough water to continue supplying our needs downstream in the washington area, but it's not nearly as much water as usual. >> another dramatic impact, crop damage. governors in both maryland and virginia are applying for federal disaster aid to help the farmers cover the cost of their losses. >> nothing like seeing them walking out there. >> it scares me, because someone will do something where they shouldn't do it. keep that in mind. the water is low, but there's a lot more in the reservoir they can release. so that's what's bad. >> so we need some rain. >> we need some rain. wish we had more to offer. we'll talk about that. got a couple of e-mails tonight about this tie. this is an official redskins tie did you know that? i did not know that, but you have told me. >> these ties were bought from a clothier in chicago called morris and sons. >> did you get that from morris and sons? >> yes, i did. >> here's your forecast first. the next three days looks like this,
and isolated storm. we're seeing the storms in the mountains and west virginia and way out in maryland. it is still a possibility. get to the afternoon, the rain comes to an end. the clouds sticking around. keeping it as a cool forecast. satellite and radar together. there is the rain toward romney,more field, west virginia, garrett county, oakland. it's already there. you'll see the rain overnight now. then you may be done with it. may see sunshine late in the day. get to it in the zone forecast. temperatures now that the overcast skies built in. holding the temperatures steady, falling into the 60s there as i explained. maybe an upper 50, then downtown we're about 65. so 3:45 tomorrow morning, very late here tomorrow night. some rainshowers start to spread in from the south. the best window of opportunity here, 6 a.m. to #10d p.m.. that's the immediate washington metro. we get our rain to be here. and there it is, 9:00. we have numerous showers here, maybe a thunderstorm within that. that's going to shut off. the big opportunity the steady showers to be here. that's in essence, 6 a.m
nations, i'm steve handleman, news4. >>> in about three hours, virginia is scheduled to carry out its first execution of a woman. in nearly a century. theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center in garrett, virginia. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. tara joins with us more. >> reporter: teresa lewiss likely meeting with her spiritual adviser and her attorney. they can today stay with h until the moment of execution. earlier she had her final meal of fried chicken, peas and cake. the execution is set at 00 p.m. tonight for the murder for hire killing o her husband and stepson. eight years ago, she had hoped to collect life insurance payouts. earlier we spoke to a prison -- he drove. his name is billy bean. he visited with his mother throughout the day until about 3:00 this afternoon when family visits ended. bean would not go on camera but he did speak to me by phone. he told me that his mother is at peace. although he is going through a very difficult time at this moment. he decided to return
save millions of dollars for virginia but is it really a good deal for state workers and people would rely on state services. >>> also check out myfoxdc.com with all the up to date results from last night's primaries. they are just a click away for you. it is now 5:22. ce >>> a proposal to save money in virginia could be a nice treat for employees. the commission is suggesting a four-day workweek for many state workers. >> that kind of change would have an impact on everybody in virginia, not just the employees. as beth parker shows us, the governor will now decide if this idea is a go. >> reporter: a flick of the switch could save money. virginia governor bob mcdonnell may give state employees a four- day workweek. >> i wish i could do that. >> that is four 10-hour days, fridays off. >> what it is supposed to prove? >> they are saying it would save money. >> yeah, right. i don't believe it. >> reporter: in richmond, the department of planning and budget estimates it would save about $3 million, half it in energy costs. state of utah implemented a four-day workweek in 2008. they didn'
for most part. but we're starting to use the brakes duke to seminary. and 495 in virginia, no incidents to report are. back to you. >>> right now we're following breaking news. we've received word of a shooting on capitol hill and c streets. right now they set up a command post. one person has been transported to the hospital. we don't know who was shot or y we have a crew headed to the scene. and we'll bring you any new details as soon as we get them. >>> here's a quick look at some of the stories happening today. virginia's governor will decide whether to grant clemency to teresa lewis. she's on death row for plotting the deaths of her husband and stepson. >>> boards of you'll inside the and continental airlines will vote on their merger. uniteddest coast shub at dulles -- hub is at dulles airport. >>> as the world turns ends his show after 30 years. >>> imagine adding two more hours to your morning commute. that is what some new studies is suggesting will happen when a new defense building will open its doors. there's a potential traffic nightmare. >> to ask us in any way to this sit
will be in the mid 70's for most of us. low 70's al west. maybe upper 50's in parts of west virginia and western maryland. thunderstorms are possible along and east of 95. we are looking at a chance of severe and the storms later today. light rain early tomorrow, then clearing, a temperatures near 80 tomorrow. >>> plenty busy this morning. we will blame the rain for that. i'm going to jump to a couple of maps. let's begin in maryland, because a lot of people are complaining on southbound 3 to 50 west with the water. and there's a crash after connecticut avenue but before rockville pike, a traffic getting guide to the right. in virginia there's traffic growing. 95 and 66. this is springfield on 95. >>> 62 degrees. feeling lucky? we will tell you where you can go as soon as today to hit the slot machines. >> will you remain chancellor of d.c. schools? >> what michelle rhee says about her future with d.c. schools. >>> and atlanta bishop says he will go down fightin >>> investigators are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting in landover that happened around midnight in the 3400 block of --. th
, driving rains moving from the carolinas into virginia now. good evening, i'm jim vance. doreen is off this morning. the rain is already battering parts of north carolina as hurricane earl edges even closer to our area. states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. residents are preparing to board up in virginia beach, bracing for a direct hit along the cape in massachusetts. let's get right to our meteorologist doug cameron now. >> great news here continuing to come in from the national hurricane center. earl continues to weaken, just 105 miles an hour, that is now a cat ge category 2 storm. something else, it's a little further offshore, that means the winds are not going to be nearly as devastating as they could have been if the eye of the storm was coming closer to shore. look at this jog it's taken the last couple hours off to the north and east. it will make its way up the coast well o our shore line, but we have along the atlantic beaches, we have that tropical storm warning that is in effect through the day tomorrow. we're going to be watching it closely du
he stops in northern virginia today to meet with the fairfax family at their house before he talks with several local families if about the economy. >>> one day away from election day in the district. there are more accusations of campaign voters -- campaign workers, rather, buying votes in the district. at the park has the latest from this brolin controversy -- growing controversy. >> the back-and-forth continues. last week there were allegations that an adrian fenty campaign driver was offering young voters $100 a day jobs in exchange for votes. the tables have turned. the vincent gray campaign is accused of wrongdoing following the video that service to this weekend. the latest video drawing even more tension into the d.c. mayor's race in its final stretch. >> could i get a giant gift card if i vote? >> the video shows a adrian fenty supporter confronting an unidentified woman asking where she can get a giant gift card. >> if you get on our van, and go vote, and get back on, i will be right here. >> who do i have to vote for -- gray? >> no, we are nonpartisan. >> the video doe
a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say that he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. >>> this morning, that doctor is recovering. now, the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's conditions. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us this morning. >> good news, the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother is upset over his mother's surgery, because she probably wouldn't be able to walk again. police say paul warren hardic pulled a gun and shot his motor's doctor while the surgeon was updating him on the condition of his elderly mother. the bullet went right into the doctor's stomach. he barricaded himself with his mother. he killed his 84-year-old mother and then himself. for more than two hours, people were frightened but knew little about what was going on inside. >> my boss came running in. and he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone
have had has pushed off shore. allegany county, western west virginia, the panhandle of west virginia, looking at clouds at this hour across the delmarva. a quick look at the traffic for you, a category 4 storm for you. sustained winds at 140 m.p.h., expected to become a category 5 hurricane as soon as wednesday, and this right here, this could develop into another. here it is. this is our forecast. areas of fog, partly cloudy, temperatures in the 50's. tomorrow, in the 70's, and then it will turn sunny with high temperatures just around the 85- degree mark. lots of sunshine coming up. if we will take a look at the extended outlook. breezy conditions on tuesday in a chance for some showers on friday. >> and we do not need an umbrella for tonight's redskins game. which we figured out earlier. ponchos are available. >> ponchos are available. >>> all eyes are turning on fedex field. here is the new skins quarterback and donovan mcnabb as he arrived earlier at the stadium for his first redskins- cowboys game. stadium for his first redskins- cowboys game. we will go or maybe 8? my "me time
, the left lane is closed. 95 virginia, the rohde board is gone. -- roadwork is gone. southbound at 32 there's roadwork that should be gone by the time you get there. the beltway travel books good, all 66 miles of it. back to you. >> thank you. >>> "we begin with a developing story out of springfield. a deadly shooting and the hunt for a suspect. >> fairfax county police found the man's body last night on the 6800 duffield aster drive. now the latest from courtney robinson. >> one man is dead at 6810 field and aster drive. -- fieldmaster dr. officers believe this is a possible home invasion. we are trying to get information from fairfax county police. 10:00 last night is when this happened. officers came out and we are hoping to speak with neighbors to get more information. this was not a random event. officers do not believe there is a threat to neighbors or police. this is an area of many single- family houses. it is a quiet neighborhood. it is in the orange hunt area. we will continue to monitor this situation to bring you the latest on the shooter. back to you. >> thank you. >>> in other
that they will make the right decision, which is to bring my daughter back. >> a virginia man chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? >> a virginia father traveled across the country to fight for the daughter he has never met. >> tonight, the fight over baby m and reaches new heights. -- baby emma reaches new heights. >> her adopted family rename her gabriana, but her biological father has gone to court to get her back. the cracks john stopped -- >> and john stopped only to show photos of his adopted daughter. his girlfriend signed papers without his permission. today, they argued before the state supreme court that emma belongs in virginia. >> i live in virginia halfway across the country and they want me to comply with their loss one i.r.c. did everything my state says i have to do. -- with their laws when i already did everything my states as i have to
destroyed at least two home and damaged seven others. in a subdivision in manassas, virginia, it broke out around 3:00 this afternoon in the sumner lake sub division. firefighters had the blaze mostly contained. now there are a new report of injuries. drivers seem to have adjusted to a speed trap in montgomery county and it is making an impact. the village of chevy chase, maryland, has seen revenues fall 2.5 million because drivers are slowing down. the viage authorities say the money wasar mark for safety projects and does not impact the budget. >> the fda is placing strict rule on who can use avandia. now only patients sufring from type ii diabetes would run out of other options will be allowed to use it. avandia has been link to an increased rick of heart disease in europe. regulators have stopped all further use of the drugs. and now let's fast fward to the weather. >>> the weather today, another hotne out there, back into the 90s once again. it will be even hotter tomorrow. we have a couple showers out there. not too many. most of us on the dry side. doppler radar showing a clear sky
with some opposition within his own party. and at least two of the lawmakers opposing him are from virginia. that's where president obama was. today he visited with a family and health a backyard talk with their neighbors. steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: to try to save his plan to hike taxes on the well off but leave the tes alone for everyone else, president obama pleaded his case in a backyard in fairfax, virginia. >> if we have a tax system that is fair, and helps the middle class, and it also attends to our long term deficit problems -- >> reporter: but the president's polical problems sat a few feet away. >> congressman -- >> reporter: the local house lawmaker is a democrat. but connelly opposes tax hikes on anyone. virginia democratic senator jim webb and at least three more senateemocrats and independent democrat joe lierman oppose the obama plan. as the senate got back to work, that empowered republicans. >> that's why i'm introducing legislation today that ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year thanhey are right now. >> reporter: wou
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